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Torquay
Mild ocean breezes, sandy beaches and swaying Torbay Palms give the small English town of Torquay a distinctively Mediterranean feel. More than just a beach spot, Torquay boasts an enormous coastal aviary and the famous Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves. Agatha Christie spent most of her life here, and the city is now home to multiple film companies. With such a rich literary history, Torquay may be the perfect place to finish writing that novel or screenplay, or just to relax with a good mystery.

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Babbacombe Model Village
Babbacombe Model Village
Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes... more Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Western Lady Ferry Service
Western Lady Ferry Service
Attraction type: Boat Tours; Ferries
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Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern
Owner description: Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by ancient humans for the last 500,000 years including Neanderthals and early modern humans. The caves are... more Owner description: Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by ancient humans for the last 500,000 years including Neanderthals and early modern humans. The caves are open every day for guide tours, 7 days a week with natural caverns, amazing natural formations, remains of mammoth, woolly rhino, sabre-toothed cats, an Ice Age woodland trail quest, nice shop and cafe with views over the Ilsham Valley. The closest hotel to the attraction is the Gleneagles, inspiration for TV's Fawlty Towers. We are 2km from Torquay Harbour and only 15 mins walk from the South West Coast Path and local beaches, well-known to previous visitors like Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, George V, Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin. Perfect for a rainy or sunny day by the seas, winter or summer. less
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves; Parks
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Babbacombe
Babbacombe
Attraction type: Neighbourhoods
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Cockington Country Park
Cockington Country Park
Owner description: Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard Cockington Village which lies just off the seafront near Torquay. The Country Park is free to walk around and features... more Owner description: Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard Cockington Village which lies just off the seafront near Torquay. The Country Park is free to walk around and features beautiful formal gardens, lakes and woodlands which can be enjoyed via a network of paths. Cockington Court and Cafe are nearby, along with a collection of craft studios where you can browse the creations of local artists and crafts people. The Cockington Country Park is cared for by local charity the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, who's volunteers operate a Visitor Centre in the village. Car parking is chargeable, although Trust members can park for free in the Trust's car park. Visit our website for more details. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe
Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe
Ranked #1 of 321 Restaurants in Torquay
Price:
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Orange Tree Restaurant
The Orange Tree Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 321 Restaurants in Torquay
Price: US$ 19 - US$ 62
Cuisines: European, British
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Green Leaf Cafe Torquay
Green Leaf Cafe Torquay
Ranked #3 of 321 Restaurants in Torquay
Price: US$ 4 - US$ 8
Cuisines: Cafe, British
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Old Vienna Restaurant
Old Vienna Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 321 Restaurants in Torquay
Cuisines: Austrian, European, British, Central European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fredericks
Fredericks
Ranked #5 of 321 Restaurants in Torquay
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 19
Cuisines: British, Bar
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Coppice
4.0 of 5
The Coppice
US$ 39 - US$ 71 (£ 30 - £ 55)
Ranked #13 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Devonshire Hotel
Devonshire Hotel
US$ 51 - US$ 68 (£ 39 - £ 52)
Ranked #14 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
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The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
US$ 50 - US$ 104
Ranked #47 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Abbeyfield Hotel
4.0 of 5
Abbeyfield Hotel
US$ 84 - US$ 170 (£ 65 - £ 131)
Ranked #3 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
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Lincombe Hall Hotel
3.0 of 5
Lincombe Hall Hotel
US$ 100 - US$ 193 (£ 77 - £ 149)
Ranked #9 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
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Templestowe Hotel
Templestowe Hotel
US$ 78 - US$ 156 (£ 60 - £ 120)
Ranked #10 of 89 Hotels in Torquay

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The 25 Boutique B&B
5.0 of 5
The 25 Boutique B&B
US$ 148 - US$ 193
Ranked #1 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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The Elmdene
5.0 of 5
The Elmdene
US$ 123 - US$ 149 (£ 95 - £ 115)
Ranked #2 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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The Albaston
5.0 of 5
The Albaston
US$ 97 - US$ 138 (£ 75 - £ 106)
Ranked #3 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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